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“Villa Olu”
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6 reviews
The front of Villa Olu
Main entrance over the koi pond
Lounge area
Indoor dining
Kitchen
Live cooking station
Bar area
Gym
Stairs
Pool table
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1 ensuite
Dining area view
Sunbathing relax
Sri Lankan breakfast
Fully staffed to look after you
Villa view from the garden
Sunset pavilion
The beach
The beach
Villa Olu night view
Sunset
The two bedroom apartment
The apartment open living
The apartment plunge pool
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Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 11 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Galle, Galle District, Southern Province

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Excellent - based on 6 reviews
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Chris W
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Villa Olu”
Reviewed April 24, 2018 for a stay in March 2018
1
person found this review helpful

We were a party of 6 consisting of 2 Grandparents; Mum and Dad; 2 children 15 and 12.
From the moment we drove through the gates we were stunned by the villa it was beautiful. The inside was just as impressive as the outside with it's wonderful pool and fantastic views. It truly is like paradise!

The staff Indera, Amera and Kumara made us feel totally at home. Their service was top rate our every need catered for and always with a smile.
It was like staying in a boutique hotel.

The food Indera prepared from scratch was 1st class we enjoyed it so much we hardly ate out. The Sri Lankan breakfast served each morning by Kumara with a smile was enjoyed by us all. Favourite meals were fresh fish; Sri Lankan Curry; Spring Rolls and Lemon Chicken.

We miss the staff and their warm smiles.

Friends have commented on our pictures it looks like paradise and it was.

We even got to see Whales!

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Real001
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Offers the perfect contrast between reality and escapism for a visit to Sri Lanka”
Reviewed April 22, 2018 for a stay in March 2018
1
person found this review helpful

This was my second stay and was SO pleased I could again secure a booking to match my timings for this trip. This villa's location provides both escapism in the sense of its magnificence, facilities, privacy, service and beach location, plus is not far to the reality of local life and places of interest to ensure a visit has an aspect of experiencing and embracing the vibe of where you are, which is important to me wherever I travel. If you're considering booking, do it; you will be thrilled you did!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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CindyPrue...
Fort Worth, Texas
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Total relaxation in Sri Lanka”
Reviewed April 5, 2018 for a stay in March 2018
1
person found this review helpful

Fabulous stay at Villa Olu! Mark, the owner arranged all transportation from Colombo. Indra and Kumara made our stay exceptional. They did all the shopping, cooked excellent local and international meals, helped us arrange trips, took such great care of us. Highly recommend Villa Olu!

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Management Response
Apr 22, 2018
Hello Cindy,

Thank you so much for leaving us such a great review. Indera and Kumara really enjoyed having such great guests to stay at the villa. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us in the future.

Kind regards,

Mark Knight
Villa Olu
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TwoReinec...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Wonderful villa, great private location and lovely staff”
Reviewed February 28, 2018 for a stay in February 2018
1
person found this review helpful

We had a great time at Villa Olu. The photos are an excellent representation what you see at the villa.

This was our first big family overseas holiday which included a very busy toddler and 6 adults.

This property is very well set out, upstairs has had 4 bedrooms all with en-suit. 1 main bedroom, 2 bedrooms on each side of the main bedroom (with inside and outside showers), the last bedroom is connect to another bedroom which was ideal for us as it gave the parents of the toddler with us privacy and peace of mind having him near by. (The fourth bedroom has 2 single beds, while the others have king size beds) Down stairs has a gym, bar area, indoor dining area (we however only used the dining area outside with a view of the Galle ocean), TV area, study/kids playroom and of course kitchen. We had a wonderful time and never felt crowded by each other as there is plenty of space to relax alone or socialise as a group.

The beach at the villa is a bit rough but lovely to watch while sipping on a cocktail.

Its only a short 5min tuktuk ride into town where there are plenty of shops and restaurants to choose from. The staff even recommend a few local cheaper shops to us to try.

The villa comes with 3 lovely staff. During the day 2 gentlemen will take care of you in all ways. Providing transport, cooking the most delicious meals (the best fresh food we had while in Galle was prepared and served at the villa, so fresh it can't be beat. Specially at the cost of it, very easy on the pocket)

There is a basic menu to help guide you which we found really helpful, however the chef easy accommodates you with most meals you want. We enjoyed fresh seafood on a few night and it was fantastic (Prawns, Fish and calamari prepared in the BBQ). Breakfast was served outside daily with fresh selection of fruit, toast, your choice of eggs with tea, coffee, water etc.

At night there is a security guard to ensure you get a good nights rest, also to let you into the property if you go out for the night.

Mark was in contact with us through out our stay making sure everything was taken care of. He was a wonderful host even though we didn't get to personally meet him face to face.

I highly recommend Olu Villa to anyone traveling to Galle.

We hope to be back one day soon.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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bala1209
kolkata
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Villa Awesome !!”
Reviewed December 27, 2015 for a stay in December 2015
1
person found this review helpful

From the time we entered the place till we left after three nights, there was not even one complain. PERFECT is the word for the Host, Staff and the Villa...........

Kitchen was well equipped with necessary utensils and basic necessities. Rooms were large and large toilets having the basic needs, cleaned thoroughly and regularly.

Probably have too much a good experience to write further, just like go ahead and take it........

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 30, 2015
Hello Bala,

We are so pleased that we managed to fulfil your expectations and that you had a wonderful holiday with us. This great review makes our hard work truly worth while.

We look forward to welcoming you, and your family, back to Villa Olu in the future.

Kind regards,

Mark Knight
Villa Olu
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